HONG KONG Dec 27 Hong Kong shares rose in
holiday-thinned Thursday trade, led by Chinese growth-sensitive
counters as investors caught up on the strong gains mainland
markets had during the 2-1/2 day break for Christmas.
The Hang Seng Index ended up 0.4 percent at 22,619.8.
The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings
in Hong Kong rose 0.7 percent.
In the mainland, the CSI300 of the top Shanghai
and Shenzhen listings closed down 0.5 percent at 2,444.6. The
Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.6 percent.
* Chinese financials and most growth-sensitive sectors led
Hong Kong higher as investors chased strong A-shares gains that
elevated both the CSI300 and Shanghai Composite Index on Tuesday
atop their 200-day moving average, a chart level that both have
struggled to stay above for more than two weeks since May 2011.
* China railway counters extended strong gains on the year
after the official China Securities Journal reported that the
country's National Development and Reform Commission said that
the domestic railway investment could hit 1.8 trillion yuan
($289 billion) during 2013 to 2015. The amount for next year
could be between 600 billion yuan and 650 billion yuan.
* China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group tumbled
7.4 percent after it warned of an annual net loss for 2012 on
sharp declines in orders and prices of new vessels due to the
shipping industry's downward turn.